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Intro to the Course

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Terry Robinson

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Lec 1 Intro to CLA201
Instructor: Miranda Robinson
-Complete reading assignments before class
- Make studying a daily habit or form study groups
-Visit office hours to discuss questions and concerns
Grade scheme:
-2 take home assignments 30%
oBreakdown of words, analyze elements and give their meanings, whats
interesting about the word (get this from etymology dictionary)
oUsual format, 1 pg. long
oJuly 1 Assign. 1 due July 20
oJuly 25 Assign. 2 due Aug. 3
-2 tests 20%
oJuly 13 and 27
o1h with lecture afterwards
oDefine elements, give meanings; MC for word meanings
-Final exam 30%
oSame format as tests with additional section similar to the assignments
-Practice test on Wednesday, 20 min.
-NO CLASSES on Aug. 1 (Civic Holiday)
-46% of the 10 000 most common English words is derived from Latin
-Over 2/3 of present-day medical terms from Greek because of Hippocrates and Galen
(Fathers of Medicine)
- Middle-ages, language used in medical schools is Latin
oThis is why most, if not all, medical terms are of Grk-Lat origin
-Also, Classical Greek and Ancient Latin are stable they are dead languages, therefore
they do not undergo any changes. This makes them ideal as a universal language for
medicine, no need for translating.
-Neologism the usage of a new word
-Neprolith kidney stone
oRenalis calculus (Lat) = little stone related to the kidney
-Greek has an advantage over Latin because of its shorter words
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